Unai Emery speaks to Marouane Fellaini about leaving Man Utd for Arsenal

Belgian journalist Patrick Juillard has tweeted out that Man Utd midfielder Marouane Fellaini will sit down with representatives from Arsenal to discuss signing for the London club.

With Unai Emery coming becoming the new manager of Arsenal, this could be seen as a statement of intent should he be able to complete the deal for the tough midfielder.

The Belgium global is out of contract at Manchester United this summer and has so far rejected offers of an extension.

Fellaini will be a free agent at the end of the month when his Manchester United contract runs out and the Gunners have emerged as surprise suitors.

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Before United's campaign had ended, Jose Mourinho was confident that Fellaini was close to signing an extension.

It means Fellaini will soon be entitled to call time on his five-year stay at Old Trafford and seek a move elsewhere - with a host of clubs rumoured to be interested. The fact he is available on a free transfer is also attractive to Arsenal given they are understood to have a transfer budget of just £50m this summer after spending heavily in the last two transfer windows.

Arsenal will surely have to improve on Fellaini's contract worth £80,000-a-week, that he has turned down at United.

Now reports in Belgium and England are suggesting Fellaini's advisers have held talks with Arsenal, with new Gunners boss Unai Emery believed to be keen to add the experienced Premier League performer to his ranks.

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